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Faith and Reason: Friend or Foe?–by Cameron Daly

Think religion and faith are necessarily opposed to reason? Pope Pius IX would have begged to differ…. Qui Pluribus (Piux IX, 1846): • “… what is more, they boldly prate it [faith] is repugnant to human reason. Certainly, nothing more … Continue reading

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What We Should Be Doing Anyway: St. Paul on Justification, Part 6—by Cameron Daly

So, what is it that “we should be doing anyway,” as I put it? Well, a major part of what we should do is avoid doing evil deeds. What is it that God warns us against, to help us avoid … Continue reading

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Practice What You Preach: St. Paul on Justification, Part 5—by Cameron Daly

As I’ve shown over the past four posts in this series, true Christianity clearly professes good works to be necessary for salvation. The next step for the Christians, then, is to live out that profession.   As St. Paul put … Continue reading

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The Gospels as They Pertain to St. Paul’s Doctrine: St. Paul on Justification, Part 4—by Cameron Daly

As noted in the last post of this series, I will here be discussing how doing good works is shown to be necessary by the Gospel accounts. Matthew/Luke According to St. Paul, “no one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except … Continue reading

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Outside Contribution to St. Paul’s Doctrine: St. Paul on Justification, Part 3—by Cameron Daly

As I mentioned in the last post, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding St. Paul’s doctrine of justification. Perhaps St. Peter was referring to this when he identified an issue with Paul’s letters: “In [Paul’s letters] there are … Continue reading

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“The Many Facets of Faith”–Reflection for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Sunday May 17, 2015

by Cameron Daly This reflection was taken from the Sunday Mass Readings of May 17, 2015–the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/051715-ascension.cfm “These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they … Continue reading

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“Follow the Leader”–Reflection for the Sunday Mass Readings of Mar. 22, 2015

by Cameron Daly This reflection was taken from the Sunday Mass Readings of Mar. 22, 2015: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032215-fifth-sunday-lent.cfm In the game “follow the leader,” the idea is to imitate exactly–or at least, to the best of one’s ability–the actions of the … Continue reading

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